Marie Curie Seminars

The SIE, with support from the International Research Office and the International College, organises a series of seminars in order to showcase the research of Marie Curie Fellows at Ca' Foscari University and provide them with an opportunity to share their work with the Ca' Foscari community

All talks are in English and are primarily directed at exchange students in Venice and students of the International College on San Servolo, but all are welcome.

Marie Curie and Ca' Foscari

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships are an initiative funded by the European Commission and aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility.

Ca' Foscari University confirms its record as top academic host institution in Italy for MSCA Individual Fellowships awarded in the Calls of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and continues to hold a place among the top ten universities throughout Europe.

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Showcasing our Marie Curie Fellows: seminar schedule

November 19th, 11am
Sala Berengo (Ca' Foscari main administrative building)

Suzanne Blesic - "On memory in climate data"

Suzana Blesic is an associate research professor at the Institute for Medical Research in Belgrade. She holds a PhD in theoretical physics, finished a post-doc at CNRS Marseilles and has worked in laboratories in Sweden and Japan. CLARITY intends to use valuable information from fluctuations in climate records to analyze, interpret and incorporate into Bayesian modelling strategies the observed, reconstructed and simulated climate data, in order to obtain projections that can be of assistance to community needs. The supervisor of this research is Angelo Rubino, professor of  Oceanography, Meteorology and Climatology at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics.

David Garcia Leon - "The implications of droughts for the European economy"

David is an Environmental Economist from Spain; his project will be carried out at the Department of Environmental Science, Informatics and Statistics under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Marcomini. WATER DROP will investigate drought risks and water scarcity in Europe, which are expected to intensify as a result of climate change, seeking to measure the economic impacts of agricultural droughts at the geographically finest level, using high-resolution agricultural and satellite data. It will also assess the evolution of the relation between drought stress and agricultural production over time, quantifying the presence of adaptive behaviour to climate change. The results of this project will help policymakers and relevant stakeholders to design more efficient early warning and drought mitigation tools.

Pauli Lappi - "Check please? Waste disposal payments in mining and nuclear power"

Pauli carries out his research activities at the University of Helsinki; thanks to his project he will work at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and statistics of Ca' Foscari for two years, under the supervision of Professor Carlo Carraro. MILO investigates environmental policy from the economics viewpoint with a focus on polluting exhaustible resource production. MILO has two research objectives. First, it will analyze the properties of the economically optimal environmental policy targeted at exhaustible resource production, and second, it will study the properties of the policy instruments when the policy-making is affected by lobbying.


December 3rd, 4:30pm
Sala Berengo (Ca' Foscari main administrative building)

Alessandra Gilibert - "Before the agora. Civic community and public space in the ancient Near East."

Alessandra Gilibert studies the relationship between public space and political life in the ancient Near Eastern city, with the city of Hattusha, capital of the Hittite Empire, as case-study. The project COMPUS uses a multi-level, computer-aided methodological toolbox to extract social meaning from ancient urban design, reconstruct the political dimension of urban space, and find out how past communities generated places of gathering, negotiation, and dissent. The biennial research is located at Ca' Foscari Department of Humanities, under the supervision of Lucio Milano, full professor of Ancient Near Easter History at our University.


December 12th, 3:30pm
Sala Berengo (Ca' Foscari main administrative building)

Panagiotis Athanasopoulos - "The Critical Edition of a Byzantine Translation: Problems and Perspectives"

Panagiotis prepared his Doctoral Dissertation at the Department of Philology, University of Ioannina, Greece. Since 2013 he is a research collaborator of the “Thomas de Aquino Byzantinus” international research project (Laboratory of Arts, University of Patras – Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London). His project aims to provide scholarship with critical editions of the Byzantine translations of some of Aquinas’ writings and, thus, to contribute to the research on the relations between the Catholic and Orthodox theological and intellectual traditions.

Last update: 16/01/2019